In a press release announcing the football coaching staff’s responsibilities, head coach Paul Pasqualoni confirmed that Hank Hughes will serve as his defensive coordinator. Hughes has spent the past 12 seasons with the Huskies.
This will mark Hughes’ second stint as coordinator as he served in that capacity from 2002-10 before being replaced by Brown. He will also coach UConn’s defensive line.
Hughes’ promotion comes a couple of weeks after T.J. Weist was named offensive coordinator. Weist replaced George DeLeone, who is now UConn’s associate head coach/offensive line coach.
Additionally, Matt Cersosimo, who had served as wide receivers coach since joining the staff in 2006, will move to cornerbacks. He will also carry the title of recruiting coordinator.